Thursday, April 27, 2017

Protein Packed Lunch with Barilla Pasta

Thank you Barilla and Walmart for inspiring and sponsoring today's post. #BarillaPlus #BarillaGlutenFree. 

Trying to hit 100g of protein a day is hard. Just hard. So anytime I can find ways to increase my daily intake of protein I'll try it. Enter Barilla ProteinPLUS Pasta! Barilla ProteinPLUS pasta is a good source of lean protein from a simple blend of egg whites, grains, lentils and chickpeas. Yes, please!

The hubby loves pasta and not only am I increasing my protein intake I'm providing my family with a good source of fiber and ALA Omega-3! Oh, and if you're curious about how much protein is in one serving it's 17g! No I'm not kidding.

I don't know about you, but I always make WAY too much pasta, but I don't mind the leftovers. For lunch today I threw together a quick and easy dish packed with protein.

Honestly, it's an easy way to get rid of leftovers or if you're simply over another salad for lunch. I always add a little extra to my plate because a certain two year old will want a bite or two. Not to brag, but my toddler pretty much loves everything.

Barilla Gluten Free pasta has recently been named one of Parents Magazine’s “Top 25 Allergy Free Foods”

Quick and Easy Protein Packed Lunch

- Barilla ProteinPLUS pasta
- Chicken
- Tomato
- Broccoli
- Oli Olive
- Salt

Cook pasta per directions on box. Place pasta on plate (I added a little extra because I know Emerson will want a bite or two). Drizzle with olive oil and top with grilled chicken, tomatoes and broccoli.

When it comes to pasta I'm a simple kind of gal. A little olive oil, veggies and chicken goes a long way.

Other tasty Barilla products include gluten free Barilla Sauces and 100% whole grain and fat free Wasa Crispbreads. We love the Wasa Crispbreads topped with avocado as an afternoon snack! Don't forget to visit Barilla and Pinterest for more creative recipe ideas.

Ibotta Deal Alert: Earn $1.00 when you buy any three (3) Barilla pasta, sauce or Wasa  Crispbread products at Walmart.

What's your favorite pasta dish?

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